I was thirteen when my mother was diagnosed with cancer. A 13- hour operation was performed by dedicated physicians, surgeons and health professionals and my mother survived. At 29 my best friend was diagnosed with Non-Hodgins Lymphoma. Even with aggressive and experimental chemo treatments, a bone marrow transplant and first-rate care provided by dedicated physicians, surgeons, and health professionals, my friend succumbed to cancer.

We have all been personally affected by cancer. It could be a family member, a friend, a colleague, or yourself. Every day people are getting the news that they have cancer and we’ll be taking care of some of them. But more importantly, every day people are surviving a cancer diagnosis, in part because of the care they receive from us and our healthcare colleagues.

During the month of June, we celebrated the lives of cancer survivors and remembered lost loved ones. We also honored the healthcare providers, here at Resilience and all over the world, who provide state-of-the-art care and perform leading-edge research so that some day, every cancer victim will become a cancer survivor.

Weiss Memorial Hospital hosted a Cancer Survivor Breakfast on June 22, 2023.

Special thanks to Onco360, Unity Hospice and Palliative Care and Circulogene who graciously sponsored the event.